Parental Pay

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people started to receive statutory (a) paternity pay and (b) shared parental pay since April 2015.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

From information provided by employers to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the following individuals started to receive (a) Statutory Paternity Pay and (b) Statutory Shared Parental Pay between April 2015 and September 2017.

Tax year 2015 / 2016

Tax year 2016 / 2017

April 2017 to September 2017 (inclusive)

Numbers in receipt of Statutory Paternity Pay

214,500

218,600

108,600

Numbers in receipt of Statutory Shared Parental Pay

6,200*

8,700

Information is not yet available

* This data includes claims for either Statutory Shared Parental Pay or Statutory Additional Paternity Pay: HMRC’s records do not distinguish between the two in 2015/16.

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